Friendships… They enrich our life, provide comfort and support, boost our confidence and sense of belonging. And yet a true friendship is not that easy to find, takes a lot of effort to maintain and can be lost forever with one thoughtless word or action.
Obviously, there are loads of words related to the topic of friendship. I’ve picked the ones I think you’ll find most useful – I myself use them a lot and so do native speakers.
Friendship is a kind of magic, don’t you think? You meet a lot of different people but you make friends with only a handful (=few) of them.
By the way, friend is also a verb meaning to add someone as your friend on a social networking website (i.e. Facebook).
– He’s got about ten thousand friends on Facebook! How’s that possible?!
– It’s because he friends every single person he meets.